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or sheik·dom  (shāk′dəm, shēk′-)
The area ruled by a sheikh.
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or sheikh•dom

(ˈʃik dəm, ˈʃeɪk-)

the land or territory under the control of a sheik.
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Noun1.sheikdom - the domain ruled by a sheik
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
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sheikhdom [ˈʃeɪkdəm] Nreino m or territorio m de un jeque
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nScheichtum nt
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sheikhdom [ˈʃeɪkdəm] nsceiccato
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(ˈʃeik) , ((American) ʃi:k) noun
an Arab chief.
ˈsheik(h)dom noun
a state ruled by a sheik(h).
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File Photo - Al-Azhar Sheikdom CAIRO, July 20 (MENA) - Al-Azhar's Islamic Research Academy (AIRA) has deployed its awareness convoys at the state airports and seaports to brief pilgrims on Hajj rituals before heading to Saudi Arabia's holy city Mecca.
The spokesman added that this desperate US step which followed a similar one by Qatar sheikdom stresses that the US still bets on supporting terrorism to achieve the goal of its special agendas in Syria and the region in service of the Israeli occupation.
Ironically, United States has not taken any punitive measures against Qatar so far and has close strategic, security and economic ties with the sheikdom.
The developments came as Bahraini people staged anti-regime protests across the sheikdom, including in Sanabis, al-Akr, al-Ma'amir and several other regions.
Bahrain's comparatively liberal investment environment and workforce, which is more trained than those in other GCC states, could potentially lure more businesses to come into the archipelago sheikdom from other Arabian Peninsula states.
The emirate, holder of about six percent of global oil reserves, and neighbouring Dubai, the second-largest sheikdom, are developing solar plants as power demand rises.
But even by its usual shoddy standards, the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert sheikdom of Qatar beggars belief.
In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529m from the oil-soaked sheikdom," from the New York Times article "Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater", written and reported by Mark Mazzetti and Emily B.
Now Gore has sold his failed network Current TV to the Al-Jazeera network based in the oil-rich sheikdom of Qatar for a cool $100 million, thus allowing him to continue his private jet-setting lifestyle.
Although a recent Bahraini report found no clear evidence of direct Iranian involvement, the fierce regional cold war between Shiite-dominated Iran and Saudi Arabia has already exacerbated tensions in this tiny Gulf sheikdom and poured gasoline on a raging fire in Bahrain and beyond.
But you can find something similar in any little old Sheikdom or oligarch's oil field.